November 19th, 2011
Sharon Lovejoy, author of Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars, sparks childhood imagination and creativity with family fun outdoors. On tour, meet the next generation of gardeners at Casis Elementary. Daphne's pick of the week is snapdragons, a favorite for kids and adult winter gardeners. She answers a viewer's question, "When to move a stressed plant?" Trisha Shirey demonstrates how to preserve basil and dry herbs to pluck for recipes or use in pesto, oils, and vinegars.
Tips of the Week
Collect leaves for your compost pile. Remember, turning it now and then helps it break down faster. But don't let your leaves leave your garden! If you don't want to compost, rake them into your beds and around your trees to naturally fertilize as they break down this winter.
Plant wildflower seeds.
Plant cilantro, parsley, arugula, oregano, thyme, chervil, chamomile, and dill.
Plant trees, shrubs and roses.
Continue planting lettuces, radishes, broccoli, and spinach. Plant strawberries.
Get row cover or other protection ready.
Mulch new transplants to protect their roots from freeze.
If you're bringing plants indoors, drench with 1 tablespoon of orange oil to a gallon of water to kill off any insects you could be bringing indoors.
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Question of the Week
When is the best time to move a rose bush or other plants?
Casis Elementary Vegetable Garden
Preserving Basil and Drying Herbs
Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars